Photo Story: Olney Jazz Club Presents Greg Abate & Tad Newton’s Jazz Friends

The occasion? A coterie of jazz musicians, including special guest Greg Abate from Rhode Island, USA, gathered together for the sheer fun of entertaining Olney Jazz Club fans.

Even with the very best of intentions, such was the revelry that filming for YouTubes was out of the question, but filming for freeze frame photographs depicting the party spirit and fun the band shared with their Olney fans was a must. Enjoy!

Introducing the band from the left: Tad Newton, Alan Haughton, Tomas Pedersen, Gary Wood, Greg Abate, Ronnie Fenn and Frank Griffith.

Can I afford this lot?

Can we afford him?

He’s good!

… very good!

You’re not bad yourself!

“That was a bum note!”

It wasn’t us, Guv!

Lost my music!

Reprimanded by the leader?

He was a school master!

Ronnie contentedly sublime! As is his wont.

They’ll get over it!

What’s the pianist done?

It’s my club!

Wasn’t us, Guv!

Nor me!!!

Who’s that bloke behind me?

What’s next?

We’ll all get paid, I hope!

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

(Photos © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

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  1. Paul Goddard says:

    Never heard Greg play better !
    If I were to make a complaint, it would be that the encore was not long enough !

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